Working On It

Too busy to riff, I simply cite the Queen of Links' post in its entirety (almost) as further proof that government eventually becomes the enemy of generosity, neighborliness, kindness and good will.

John Stossel, via Mark Steyn:
For 15 years, the B & B Do it Center, a local hardware store in the small California town of Camarillo, has been putting out coffee and doughnuts for its morning customers. Actually longer, says owner Randy Collins; the previous owner did it too. Customers liked the courtesy, but… well, you know where this is going.
Inspectors told Collins that unless he was willing to install stainless-steel sinks with hot and cold water and have a prep kitchen to handle the food, he was violating the law.
As California government has solved all of its other problems, it seems appropriate to regulate coffee and doughnuts. The county bureaucrat, apparently with a straight face, described what Collins must do before he can offer the doughnuts to his customers:
“What some establishments do is hire a mobile food preparation services or in some cases a coffee service,” said Huff. “Those establishments have permits.”
It’s amazing that they still allow people to have children without permits.

Oh, we're. working. on that. We really. really. are.